Regional Conference(November 23, 2009)
Over 40 volunteers and trustees attended the North Midlands Regional Conference held at Epperstone Village Hall on Monday 23rd Nov. Ralph Butler from RDA National Office gave an informative talk on Trustees Responsibilities - a weighty subject that had its lighter moments. The hot topic of the day was the new ISA checks being implemented from July 2010 and thier impact on RDA volunteers.
Emma Sheardown gave an inspiring account of how RDA had encouraged her in taking the first steps towards a competitive career in Paralympic Dressage and showed her gold medal winning test at the Europeans in Norway earlier in 2009.
Winifred Pritchett. Notts County Chairman, gave an insight into fund raising which included an A - Z of fund-raising ideas with a prize for the first member of the audience to think of an answer for X. It looks like some groups will be running their own "X factor" competitions this summer. Lookout Simon Cowell!!
The morning finished with a presentation to Mrs Sandi Betts with the 2009 RDA Volunteer of the Year for all her hard work within the region. Thanks go to Winifred for organising the lovely venue and to Notts group ladies for the lunch and cakes!